What Have They Done to Memorial Day?
By ROBERT SCOTT
This year Memorial Day will be celebrated on Monday, May 27.
With its roots deep in the Civil War, for more than a century this solemn holiday was traditionally observed on May 30
Ever since 1971, however, in a concession to expediency and a rebuke to tradition, Congress shifted Memorial Day to the last Monday in May. Thanks to the Uniform Holidays Act, the holiday can now fall on any of the eight days between May 24 and May 31.